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Ministry Leadership Team: Cyndy Stroot, Chairperson, Todd ch Hope Lutheran Chur Elder, Vice-Chairperson, Tim Holt, Secretary, Erik Rodriguez, Treas- embe r sion Moments—Dec urer; Mark Slaybaugh, Lanette DeRose, Lew Upchurch, Greg Ismay, Mis Todd Elder, Ronny Burman, Andy Hoh, Nancy Repak, Craig Helmers, Pat Kramer. 3525 Rogers Road 2010 Wake Forest, NC 27587 Ministry Staff: Rev. Preston E. Wagner………………………………………..…Senior Pastor Phone: 919.554.8109 Rev. Tab E. Cosgrove………………………………….………Associate Pastor Fax: 919.554.0412 Rev. Larry R. Lineberger………………………..…Assistant to the Pastor Web: www.hopelutheranwf.org Rev. E. Phillip Sebastian….……………..Organist and Choir Director Saturday Celebration Service Krista Young…….…...Director of Christian Ed. & Youth Ministry Beth Ray…….….Director of Christian Ed. & Children’s Ministry Hope Lutheran Church December 2010 5:30PM Shannon Janosko…………....………………………..Parish Administrator Sunday Worship Rita Kaess………………………….…………………………...Church Secretary 8:30AM & 11:00AM Jan McCluskey………………….………………………..…………….Bookkeeper Mike Featham………………………………………………...Facilities Manager Advent and Christmas at Hope Sunday Christian Education The people of Hope Lutheran Terry Ultis………………………………….Ministry Projects Coordinator Hour 9:45AM Church are committed to Kathy Vockeroth…………..………….……….…Hand Bell Choir Director MIDWEEK PRESCHOOL CAROL SERVICE OF Joe Walters, Tim Stroupe, Michael Case, proclaiming and living the Word and love of Christ.” ADVENT CHRISTMAS HOLY COMMUNION Ray Sharpstene…………...……………………...……………………Praise Team Regina Fisher………….…………………………………….Preschool Director SERVICES PROGRAMS Sunday, December 19 Angela Baker…………...……..…Preschool Administrative Assistant 8:30AM & 11:00AM Coralee Rogers………………….………...Preschool Financial Assistant 9:45AM Sunday School & Suzanne Whiting Deborah Burns Lydia Franklin Inside this issue: Wednesdays, Bible Classes Jill Dillow Renee Pfendler Lisa Dotson December 1 & 8, Linda Waterman Stephanie Bechtel Eileen McHugh Dedication Service 3 7:00PM Dawn Ponsolle Tracie White Judie Morrical “Celebrating the Birth LIVE NATIVITY Notes from the Pastors 4 “It’s About Time!” Sharon Davidson Nancy Hipsman Carolyn Rathje of Jesus” December 20, 21 & 22 Amanda DeCilles Carol Mougey Christine Murphy Pastor Cosgrove Tuesday, December 14, 7:00PM—8:30PM We’re on the Web! …………………………………...…...Preschool Teachers and Assistants Adult Bible Study 5 Pastor Wagner Kay Self, Jennifer Edens, Karie Cook, Marlene Spencer, Heleen Bloom- 2:30pm Now that you’ve taken the www.hopelutheranwf.org er, Renee Pfendler, Erin Ames, Lisa Dotson ……Nursery Attendants Fellowship, Service and 6 Christmas Pageant Wednesday—Friday, children to see Santa, Outreach News December 15, 16 & 17 bring them to see Jesus! December 15, 7:00PM “Arrest These Merry at 9:30am Preschool News 7 SUNDAYS AFTER Gentlemen” Youth News 8-9 SATURDAY CHRISTMAS from Hope Lutheran Church CHRISTMAS Sunday, December 26 American Heritage Girls 10 CHORAL CELEBRATION Sunday, January 2 Children’s Ministry 11 CHRISTMAS 8:30AM & 11:00AM SERVICE Welcome New Members 12 CANTATA Services of Holy December 18 @ 5:30PM Communion Blessed...to be a 13 Sunday, December 12 Last Saturday Service for 9:45AM on 12/26—A Time of Blessing Update 8:30AM & 11:00AM 2010—no services on Christmas Fellowship, bring December 25 and cookies and goodies to share, no Birthdays/Anniversaries 14 “ Night of the Sunday school, youth or adult Father’s Love” January 1 Prayer Page 15 classes that day. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Children’s Traditional Christmas Eve Christmas Services Candlelight Service of 3:00PM & 5:00PM Holy Communion Designed for younger children 11:00PM Permit # 158 and families. 10:30PM Special Pre-Service Christmas Eve Music by the Hand Bell Choir and ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Family Candlelight Instrumental Ensemble Wake Forest, NC 27587 Wake Forest, NC 27587 and Carols Service US Postage Paid 3525 Rogers Road 3525 Rogers Road The 11:00PM service flows into Christmas Bulk Rate 7:00PM Day morning. There will be no Christmas Children’s Message & Children’s Church, Hope Lutheran Church & Preschool Hope Lutheran Church & Preschool Non-Profit Organization Day Service or Saturday Evening Nursery Provided Celebration Service on December 25th. Enjoy your time with your families! Page 2 Mission Moments—December 2010 Hope Lutheran Church Page 15 Christmas Events and Activities Remembering People in Prayer The prayers below were included in worship and on the prayer chain last month. If you have prayer requests, you can send them to Rita Kaess in the church office at email@example.com or 554-8109, or complete a prayer card at wor- It’s a Parade! Hope’s Annual Christmas ship. Rita will inform the pastors and the prayer chain of the prayer request. Angel Tree Outreach The Service/Outreach Team would like to invite you SYMPATHY FOR … HEALING AND STRENGTH FOR … to the Wake Forest Christmas Parade on Kati Zick & family at the death of her grandmother, Clara Herman Cole, hospitalized briefly due to complications following a Each year Hope Lutheran Church adopts Beard, especially for Kati’s grandfather after 61 years together; heart procedure; Saturday, December 11th from 1:00—3:00PM in families in need for Christmas. Gift and The family of Al Vockeroth’s cousin, Kathleen Standley at her David Isrealson, Lana Wagner’s cousin recuperating from surgery downtown Wake Forest. The Youth Hand Bell food donations are delivered to these death; for a brain tumor, and for his wife, Sue, as she provides care; ringers will be on a rented float playing favorite families for the holiday. Simply obtain an Angel The family of Danny Thornton, friend of Jim & Yola Whittaker Preschooler, Kate Shuey, recovering from surgery after a dog bite; holiday tunes. The Service/Outreach Team will also ornament from the Christmas tree in the narthex at his sudden death; Holly Bruck’s aunt, Donna Rutter, recovering from arm surgery and be handing out candy and flyers about Hope Lutheran and return the gift indicated on the angel by the Childhood friend of Lisa Harz, Dina Swiger & family at the diagnostic tests after a seizure; Church. All ages are welcome to participate. If you death of her 17-year old son, Ryan, in a car accident in Ohio; Adam and Ben DeRose’s grandfather, Bob DeRose, hospitalized with date indicated. Contact Bette Barrett at 554-4951 if Ann Thompson & family at the death of her mother; pneumonia; are interested in helping in any way, please call Holly you would like to help with this ministry or know of Hanna Lovic & family, classmate of Olivia Pierre, at the death of Buddy Council, Dennis Holzschuch’s brother-in-law and Shirley Hoffman at 270-1801 or email at a family in need this Christmas. This year’s Angel Holzschuch’s son-in-law hospitalized with nephritis; her father; firstname.lastname@example.org. Tree program will also be helping 3 families from Kevin Sutton & family at the death of his mother; Vickie Gelfo recuperating after shoulder surgery; Heritage Middle School. The family of Mark Feist, friend of Krista Young from Australia, Chad Perry’s mother, Charlene Perry diagnosed with bone cancer; at his sudden death;. The Live Nativity is Back!! Lori Levy’s sister-in-law, Laura Franks, at the death of her Virginia Fulbright’s sister, Gayle Rice, recovering after collarbone surgery; Join the young adults group on mother; Sherri Hall suffering with a severe and painful infection; The dates are December 18th for a Christmas Philomena Jaundoo recovering from a mini stroke; December 20—22 party at Beth Ray’s house. The THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE FOR ... Coworker of Mike Kaess, Pat Stussie receiving treatment for an from 7:00-8:30PM party starts at 6:30pm, and the The baptisms of Tyler Miller, and Kayla & Taylor Hall; aggressive cancer; The birth of Ted Bachman’s grandson, Isaac, to Laura & J.B. each night. The group will enjoy dinner, Mary Jane Mink recovering after cancer surgery at UNC Hospital; Stephenson on 10/29; Crèche will be set up fellowship, games and fun. A young friend of Rosie Miller, Robin Davis, severely injured in a Elyse Razzetto, friend of Tim & Kathy Stroupe, awake and talk- car accident in January, being released from UNC Rehab to her by the entrance area at Please be sure to bring a $5 ing after being on life support with no brain activity; parents’ home as she is not making progress; Rodgers Road. There white elephant gift and a The marriage of Karen Stephenson’s daughter Melissa to Win- Karen Stephenson’s sister, Katherine Peele, diagnosed with breast will be refreshments Young Adults side dish to share. ston Mitchell; cancer and scheduled for surgery on 11/24; served in the lower level parking lot by the Service/ The 100th birthday of Clara Aumann, Rosie Miller’s godmother; Outreach Team. Group 5-year old Collin Gallagher, as x-rays revealed that his foot is Cindy Marriott recovering after surgery at UNC-CH Nick Wilczynski as the arachnoid cyst in his head has grown. Beth’s house is located at: not broken; 5-year old Liviya Anderson, neighbor of the Holt Family in need of a 4120 Willow Haven Ct Raleigh, NC 27616. For any Lori Levy’s mother, Patricia Franks, doing well after cancer sur- There is a need for lots of volunteers, gifted thespians, bone marrow transplant; further questions contact Beth Ray at the church or gery; Daniel and Clay Self as both recover from surgery; and people to bring cookies so please sign-up at the Good test results for Ted Bachman’s friend, Herman Sampson, email at email@example.com The Young Linda Modlin’s sister, Barbara Brewer recovering after eye surgery; Welcome Desk and let’s make this the best Live as he battles prostate cancer; Adults group is for anyone who is 21-30 something— A 3-year old boy recovering after surgery due to a broken leg; Nativity yet!!! Even if you can’t help, please plan to hope you can join us! If you are interested in being HEALING AND STRENGTH FOR … Renee’ Steffel’s mother, Betty Brewer recovering after knee replace- stop by and visit the Live Nativity— a Christmas ment surgery; tradition at Hope! added to the e-vite list, please email Beth. Darlene McKenney’s brother, Bill Hagerich, hospitalized with internal bleeding and prayers that he will adjust to being in a Mary Smith’s father, John Ridella, being treated for cancer; nursing home; Gabby VanSickle, hospitalized at UNC for an infection; 10-month old Maddie, child of Jennifer & Kermit Lewis, friend Dick & Elaine Kruger’s son, Brian Kruger diagnosed with cancer; and former coworker of Michael Case, hospitalized at UNC after suffering seizures; COMFORT AND DIRECTION FOR … First Christmas in Hope’s New Sanctuary! Dean Collins going through another round of chemotherapy; Jeannene Smith’s daughter, Julie Smith, recovering after eye Linwood, a customer of Mike Ponsolle whose wife has been missing and police now suspect foul play; surgery; Friends of Jeff & Holly Bruck filing for divorce at 14 years of mar- Brian Self’s mom, Katherine, for proper diagnosis and healing; riage, and for their two adopted children; ALTAR CARE narthex. Altar Care Christmas in honor or in memory of loved Joe, father of Ted Bachman’s friend, Ruth Sutherland, as he Decorating will take place on ones. Sign up at the welcome center A friend of Kelley Bowen who recently lost her job and is battling CHRISTMAS experience set-backs in his recovery after a fall from his roof; breast cancer for the second time; Saturday, December 11 beginning at in the narthex. The cost is $10 each DECORATING 9:00AM, assisted by the Men of with checks payable to Hope, Dee Rasmussen recovering after gallbladder surgery; Michael Gallagher’s Uncle Tom and Aunt Mickie as Tom nears the Susan Baker’s niece, Ashley and her unborn child as Ashley final stage of life; Hope. earmarked for ―poinsettias.‖ suffered a ruptured appendix and developed sepsis; Jessica Jay, for God’s peace, protection and guidance; It will be an exciting decorating The granddaughter of Jenny Case’s friends, Dick & Sheila Dud- Family members dealing with marriage and drug problems year as the Altar Care Team focuses The poinsettias will be available for ley who was badly injured in a all from a hay wagon and for on the first Christmas in the new Christmas peace for her family; Poinsettias will you to take home after the 11:00PM SAFETY FOR … sanctuary! Two trees are planned Christmas Eve Service or after the Beth Williams, friend of Tom & Rebecca Miller who suffered a Doug Kubel, friend of the Beaman Family as he travels to Siberia to for the chancel with garland and adorn the chancel broken neck in a fall from a horse, and praise that she is not work with an orphanage; and windows at Sunday services on December 26. paralyzed; large wreaths on the side walls and David Huffine as he travels; Norm Bell recovering after surgery; balcony. Candles will be placed in Hope. You can Pastor Rick Ingel as he travels in Africa; Bob Bishop’s father, Bill Bishop, seriously ill with congestive the window sills and poinsettia’s purcha se as All serving in the military; Sign Up for heart failure, that God will comfort the family through this jour- placed in the sanctuary and many as you like ney; Poinsettias A friend of the Vera Family recovering from bone cancer; Page 14 Mission Moments—December 2010 Hope Lutheran Church Page 3 December Birthdays & Anniversaries Happy Birthday ... Dec. 16 Eric Swenson Dec. 30 Mike Bachman Dec. 1 Taylor Elkins Sandra Turgeon Jessica Beltran Joel DeCilles Betty Derenzis DEDICATION SERVICES Jack Green Taylor Rotosky Brooke Koehler Larry Jones Dec. 17 Nadine Lewis Reid Sudheimer Kelcey Rogers Dec. 18 Shelly Rotosky Dec. 31 Lesa Atkins Linda Turman Dec. 19 Gina Goodsell Gretchen Bradley Dec. 2 Lauren Edwards Seth Hall Josh Ellis Melissa Van Rensburg Sam Jones Carroll Hortman Dec. 3 Jody Harris Ryan Moran Isabelle Upchurch Community Ben Wester Jack Kannan Open House Beth Ray Dec. 20 Amy Adair Jerry Alvis Happy Anniversary Saturday, December 4 Hope Lutheran Church Sue Seaman Jananne Spencer Cassidy Henault December 2 12-4PM Wake Forest, North Carolina Dec. 4 Frank Henley Spencer Jones Bill & Ann Jasper Laura Rom Sandy Nokes December 3 Sunday, December 5th at 4:00PM Dec. 5 Nancy Hipsman Kim Nugent Tim & Kathy Stroupe Carlton Nelson Daniel Young December 4 The members and staff Brodie O’Donnell Dec. 21 Lindsay Fisher Jeff & Diane Luther Dec. 6 Christopher Long Tara Martin December 6 Invite your friends and of Hope Lutheran Church Charlie Melhinch Kara Mlakar Rob & Kathy Bailey neighbors to come and Christine Murphy extend a cordial invitation for you Dec. 7 Bill Atti Nicole & Shawn Holmes tour the new facilities. Lilly McElcar Angelina Rebollar December 9 Refreshments will be to attend the dedication of the congregation’s Matt Miller Mark Slaybaugh Bill & Cathy Gang served. Dec. 8 Ian Christine Dec. 22 Michele Bradley December 10 new sanctuary and expanded facilities Anya Marr Luke Lauther Ralph & Phyllis Harrison Kade Sudheimer on Sunday, December 5 Dec. 9 Shannon Janosko December 14 Dick Richardson Dec. 23 Trevor Bryan Mark & Sharon Gipner at four o’clock in the afternoon. Jena Hoh HISTORICAL NOTE Jessica Steinmiller December 18 Elaine Willers Elizabeth McClure David & Diane Lynn A reception will immediately follow the service. Dec. 24 Kay Self The first service of the Dec. 10 Beverly Parmelee December 21 Tommy Steinmiller Wake Forest Lutheran Dec. 11 Brian Harris Bill & Bettie Brunkhorst Hannah Stroot Mission was held on Bill Wellnitz Jeff & Beth Lasater Dec. 26 Walter Batiansila December 8, 1996. The Dec. 12 Patrick Lee December 22 Auden Lindberg mission was sharing the Dec. 13 Trish Bergfors Ronny & Pat Burman Diane Luther sanctuary of St. Catherine Corey Garrity Dave & Jan Dietz Prudence Neugebauer of Siena Catholic Church, Sherri Hall December 26 Georgianna Rasmussen the little stone church on Allen Kannan Frank & Elizabeth Henley Dec. 27 Dan Baker South Main Street. Jena Miller December 27 Luis Fondo Catholic worship services Conner Morris Ron & Barbara Beltran Robert Gehring were held at 8AM & Jake Phetteplace December 28 Dec. 27 Peggy Ilich 9:30AM with the Linda Wellnitz Michael & Brenda Kris Jeremy Moran Lutheran’s “taking over” Dec. 14 Justin Cusano Dick & Elaine Kruger Debra Verny at 11:00AM. Mary Jane Haske Bill & Sue Seaman Cooper Schanda Dec. 28 Nick Rotosky December 29 Wick Smith On Dedication Sunday, Bill Turman Frank & Eileen Dreier Luke Tine December 5, Hope is Andrew Dubiel Darren & Tammy Dunne Dec. 29 Alex DiMartino observing the 14th Jan McCluskey Michael & Gina Newhouse Elizabeth Henley Anniversary of the first Dec. 15 Susan Otte David & Kati Zick Katie Malone worship service. Cindy Schaffer December 31 Bill Seaman Dec. 29 Denise Moline Terry & Mary Haas Dec. 16 Jodie Summerlin Teri Mortensen Joseph & Shelly Hummel Anne Smith Page 4 Mission Moments—December 2010 Hope Lutheran Church Page 13 Notes from the Pastors Celebrating Gifts and Givers Weekly Services: Attendance Offerings SPECIAL GIFTS: From Pastor Cosgrove Brown Bag Ministry growing and on the 1st Saturday of October 30-31, 2010 706 (136, 243 & 327) $10,778.69 Building Hope $18,006.00 each month, starting in February On the 3rd Saturday of every month November 6-7, 2010 818 (153, 309 & 356) $18,927.31 Blessed...to be a Blessing $21,150.00 2011, groups (only) are invited to Hospitality Hosts and (December 18th) Hope’s Brown Bag serve. Each group will be November 13-14, 2010 720 (176, 229 & 315) $14,059.72 Organ Fund $2,406.00 Greeters are needed! Ministry will assemble 200 responsible for preparing and November 20-21, 2010 1068 (238, 367 & 463) $13,759.75 Gifts and Memorials $12,375.00 nutritious lunches to be distributed distributing lunches on that day. If Now that we are in our new space, it to needy children in Wake Forest your group is looking for a service Simply Giving $3,830.00 Len Sahl Memorials $465.00 is important that we make our through the Dubois Center. You project, this is a great way to be a Weekly Average: $15,338.87 Alms Fund $30.00 guests and visitors feel welcome. can help make these lunches special blessing! Please contact Kristan The entry points into Hope have by donating packaged snack items Price (919-791-6130) and/or Debbie Weekly Goal: $13,845.75 Preschool Scholarship Fund $20.00 increased, which expands the need like cereal bars, granola bars, or Irgens 919-373-9181 to schedule Attendance and Offering Summary: Includes special service offerings for more Hospitality Hosts/Greeters Rice Krispy treats. Please place your group to serve Avg. Weekly Attendance to date 2009: 592 Avg. Weekly offerings to date 2009: $12,920.33 to help people find their way. The your items in the brown bag labeled Avg. Weekly Attendance to date 2010: 654 Avg. Weekly offerings to date 2010: $14,032.92 goal is to make everyone who enters ―Brown Bag Ministry‖ located in the A Great Big ―Thank You‖ feel appreciated and loved. f o y e r D e ce m be r 1 - 1 7 t h f o r December’s distribution. Two A special thanks to all who helped Year End Giving Notes If you are interested in serving hundred children and adults will be make the Hope Chest & PLM Hope in this capacity please contact grateful! Dinner and Life Skills class on All YEAR END GIFTS must be An IRA Invested in essential for making those Brenda Duensing at November 18th a huge success. postmarked or received by Friday, the LCEF Can Work payments without new borrowing. Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org Groups Can Now Participate in December 31, 2010 in order to be Brown Bag ministry!! for the Ministry of or you can call the church office at included in your 2010 year-end As you can see from the chart “It is my prayer that the the Church Now– 554-8109. record of giving. Please review below, giving is at 88% of the If you are a group and would like to wonder of Christmas fills you Work for You in Retirement! to the brim with joy and your giving for the year and projected $1.6 million goal or distribute lunches as a service peace!” - Pastor Cosgrove complete your pledges to the If you are not yet taking $183,190 to go. If you can fulfill project, the Brown Bag ministry is operating fund and Building Hope distributions from your individual your pledge, please do so by for Years to Come by the end of the retirement account (IRA), you may December 31 or sooner! year. think that money just sits in the From Pastor Dedication Service Christmas Greetings! account, waiting to be used for your Even if the goal is not reached, Your 2011 OFFERING retirement dreams. But if your IRA what a celebration of thanks for the Wagner As we prepare for Dedication Service I’m looking forward to our first ENVELOPES will be available in is invested with Lutheran Church sacrificial gifts that are being on Sunday, December 5 at 4:00PM, Christmas services in the new the narthex beginning Saturday, Extension Fund, your money is faithfully given! Thank you people I hope many of you will be able to sanctuary. Take note of the Advent- December 18. hard at work now. Your IRA can be of Hope! First Services! come and celebrate. The Rev. Dr. Jon Christmas activities and come to earning you two dividends: one for What an incredible and awesome Diefenthaler, President of the worship the newborn King! your future and one for the future experience to worship in our new Southeastern District of the Lutheran WOULD YOU LIKE TO of the Church. For more Church—Missouri Synod, and Mayor Lana and I extend our special DONATE STOCK AND OTHER information, contact Harry Hintz, sanctuary on November 20 & 21! It Vivian Jones of Wake Forest, will greetings and pray a Blessed SECURITIES TO HOPE? LCEF Representative @ Hope (919) was so encouraging to have so many bring greetings to the congregation. Christmas for you and your families. 846-9192; www.lcef.org or call $1,800,000 members and friends join us for first It’s a privilege to serve with you!, The congregation has a SunTrust 800-843-5233. $1,600,000 services! Worship attendance for We will assemble to dedicate the Brokerage Account to receive your the weekend was 1,068! Thank you cornerstone plaque first and then In His Service, TOGETHER $1,400,000 donations in support of the for your presence! process into the sanctuary. The CLOSING OUT ministry of your church. Not only $1,200,000 Dedication Booklet will list all of the do you save on potential capital ―BUILDING HOPE!‖ $1,000,000 Lynne Beaman, who has been memorials and gifts as we dedicate gain taxes, you also receive a spearheading the communication for this wonderful sanctuary and All ―Building Hope‖ pledges and deduction for income tax purposes. $800,000 our Blessed...to be a Blessing expanded facilities for God’s mission contributions should be completed “Commit your way unto the Lord, trust Contact Jan McCluskey, campaign has posted a video in this community. by December 31, 2010 as the $600,000 also in Him, and He shall bring it to Bookkeeper, in the church office if montage of pictures from the campaign and construction pass.” (NKJV) you would like more information on $400,000 11:00am service. You may click on Invite your friends and neighbors to activities come to a close. There are how to donate stocks or mutual the link to watch the video. the Community Open House on s t i l l c o n s t ru c t io n re te n t io n $200,000 Saturday, December 4 from 12—4PM. funds to Hope. Giving expenses to be paid so Building Pledged Received http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC8 It’s a good ―no pressure‖ way to invite Goal Hope and Building Fund giving is -ml4zlMA folks to church! $1,600,000 $1,607,282 $1,416,810 Page 12 Mission Moments—December 2010 Hope Lutheran Church Page 5 Welcome New Members ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS Hope was blessed to welcome Kim & Anita Duncan Dennis & Beverly Mecum SUNDAY CLASSES Old Testament Challenge INTERESTED IN A and receive the following new Rob & Cindy Dussault (Erin) THROUGH DECEMBER 19 TWO YEAR, IN- From the beginning to the end of members in November. The (Brittany, Paige & Mitchell) DEPTH STUDY OF Larry & Catherine Metzger 9:45-10:45am our lives, we hunger for community. names of the household family (Carter & Anna) SCRIPTURE? Ron & Vicki Gelfo It’s not just how we were created— members are included and a new Andrew & Robin Queen Extraordinary Marriage it s w hy ! G o d, w h o e nj o y s Crossways is a two year in-depth member picture page will be Ann Hanson (Isabelle & Ian) relationship within His being as study of the Bible that can change displayed in the January This dynamic study paints a Dane & Erin Hunter Father, Son and Holy Spirit, your life! 16 people are needed to newsletter. Ronny Burman will Melissa & Shawn Replogle compelling vision of an achievable (Spence, Annabelle & William) designed us to reflect His nature start a new class. The course runs be contacting the new members (Nathan) future—and provides a step-by-step Caroline & Marc Iafrate through loving and life-giving two years, but does not meet June - about picture taking plan for couples to evaluate their (and children) Diane Ryals relationship with Him and with August and in December. opportunities. own marriage and work toward that each other. This study will reflect on Philomena Jaundroo Joe & Pam Schodt vision. community through the first 5 books The class meets on Monday nights H (Jason & Tyler) A Study on the Gospel of John Richard Kaess of the Bible. at 7:00 pm for one hour beginning in Marvelyn Scraper C An in-depth study on the Gospel of January. Each week there is a Brian & Nicole Lane reading assignment of one unit in Chris & Cathy Smith John concentrating on chapters 10- THERE WILL BE (Tyler) the student manual, and a Bible (Sam) 14. NO ADULT OR Joe & Donna Loughry SUNDAY SCHOOL reading, usually one book or a Ken & Kim Sutherland Help For a Hurried Life CLASSES on portion of a book, sometimes, Bryan & Erin Markusen (Molly) A Bible-study series designed to several short books. Diane Carow (Aidan & Emma) Sunday, December 26. Eric & Jane VanSickle help people get out of the ―rat race‖ You are invited to bring holiday Jennifer Choi Gary & Leta Massey (Logan, Sophie, Gabi & Chloe) of daily life by focusing more on The materials are excellent, and the treats to share with everybody (Sammie & Sarah Kim) their spiritual life. Through ―Help class discussion is interactive and Amy McKeehan Cynthia Walker between services in the Children’s Dwayne & Judy Cook for the Hurried Life,‖ participants often lively. If you have been Chris & Kim McKeeman Don & Bonnie Yakopcic Center/Fellowship Hall!! (Cole & Nicole) explore God's purpose for life, looking for a way to learn more (Kenton, Kyle & Max) review how their schedules reflect about God’s Word—this is it. On January 2 at 9:45AM Pastor their priorities, see how they can Co ntact Ri k R asmu sse n a t Wagner will present a special adult reduce feelings of being email@example.com or by class on embracing the NEW YEAR overwhelmed, develop new habits, phone at 556-7137. with resolutions you can resolutely and understand how their choices CAMPAIGN Your participation is important provide an example to the world live by! WEDNESDAY NIGHT ALIVE UPDATE! in reaching the goal! Thank you! around them. CLASSES RESUME ON JANUARY 12, 2011 The 2011-2013 Blessed...to be a $1,800,000 Growth Goal Adult Classes gather from 6:30- Blessing Campaign is off to an 7:30PM. Pick up a brochure from Challenge Goal the Welcome Center in the narthex. encouraging beginning as 198 $1,600,000 families have now pledged $955,610 to support on-going stewardship, ministry development, completing unfinished Building $1,400,000 Christmas Greetings from the Staff Hope projects and outreach beyond our walls. That’s 73.5% toward $1,200,000 The staff of Hope Lutheran Church Music & Media Staff Sharon Davidson, Carole Mougey, the Blessing Goal of $1.3 million! ―Praise God from whom all and Preschool express our thanks Pastor Sebastian, Joe Walters, Kathy Amanda DeCilles, Lisa Dotson, Carolyn blessings flow!‖ $1,000,000 for the privilege of serving and wish Vockeroth, Tim Stroupe, Ray Rathje, Nancy Hipsman Hope currently has 525+ families with 219 making commitments for $800,000 everyone a blessed Sharpstene, Michael Case Nursery Staff 2011 regular giving. The key to the success of the campaign is for Christmas! $600,000 Preschool Staff: Kay Self, Marlene Spencer, Heleen ALL OF THE MEMBERS of Hope to pray about sacrificial and Church Program Staff Regina Fisher, Angela Baker, Coralee Bloomer, Karie Cook, Erin Ames, over and above regular offerings. If you have not returned your $400,000 Pastor Wagner, Pastor Cosgrove, Rogers, Linda Waterman, Deborah Renee Pfendler commitment card, please place your prayerful response in the offering plates this week, or in the special cross in the narthex! $200,000 Pastor Lineberger, Krista Young, Beth Burns, Lydia Franklin, Jill Dillow, Clean & Green Custodial Staff Ray, Shannon Janosko, Rita Kaess, Renee Pfendler, Dawn Ponsolle, $0 J.B Bowers, Bob, Charles “And I will bless you...and all peoples on earth will Jan McCluskey, Barbara DeMarco,. Stephanie Bechtel, Tracie White, Blessing Goal Pledged Received be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2-3) Terry Ultis, Mike Featham Judie Morrical, Eileen McHugh, And from all the volunteers who help Column 1 $1,300,000 $955,610 $46,490 Christine Murphy, Suzanne Whiting, us with these ministries!!! Page 6 Mission Moments—December 2010 Hope Lutheran Church Page 11 FELLOWSHIP, SERVICE AND OUTREACH NEWS THE MEN OF GOFORS WANTED!!! is funny, ugly, or you just don’t like HOPE will gather for and see who gets stuck with it! The ChristCare group, “God’s Food, laughter, and friendship will their monthly breakfast Gofors” could use your help. This is set the tone. An invitation with on Saturday, December a service oriented ChristCare group more details will be sent out. Please 11 at 7:30AM. All men that meets once a month at the RSVP to Brenda at 554-7433 or of the congregation are (Follow, Love And Serve Him) church. We enjoy food, fellowship, firstname.lastname@example.org invited to participate in devotions, and prayers but our main by December 8. It is an exciting time at Hope as we are a time of Men of Hope Breakfast f e l l o w s h i p , mission is to help take care of our beginning to see some of the possibilities God has given us with our new space. It is awesome Spring Craft and Yard prayer and church property. We perform many Sale service. chores including landscaping work, PLANTING Christmas Party that these new possibilities stretch all the way to children’s ministry. The new Nursery and minor repairs, painting, cleaning, SEEDS FOR A December 12th Children’s Center is located in the original and whatever else needs doing. 4:00pm-6:30pm building. MEN OF HOPE YARD SALE & FIRST FRUITS CRAFT FAIR COMING GARDEN! FLASH AND Confirmation The Nursery Center is located in the old With the wonderful growth of our NEXT SPRING church facilities, more chores are Bring an unwrapped $5-$10 administration hall. In this area you will find popping up every day; thus the need The Service/Outreach Team would gift for a child in need an Infant room (designed for 0-18month olds), What: Hope’s Yard Sale & Craft a Toddler room (designed for 19 months-4 for more members. The required like to start some raised bed Come and enjoy playing Fair (Sponsored by Men of Hope) years), and a Nursing room (designed for skills are minimal, only a gardens here at Hope to help feed *FLASH is a series of games, caroling, wrapping nursing mom’s in need of some privacy). The When: Saturday, May 14 (Mark willingness to work! The reward is those who need fresh vegetables and fruits. We will need planners, ongoing events for the gifts for kid’s in need, and nursery is provided to allow parents time to your 2011 calendar now) the good feeling of helping care for 3rd and 4th grade worship and grow, while providing children God’s house. Both men and women builders, and gardeners who would students of Hope. Each lots of Fun! time to experience God at an age appropriate Rental fees: Space & table rental be willing to help this endeavor month students will meet Dinner is included. are welcome. Please consider joining level. profits to be used for Hope’s Prayer ―take root.‖ If you are interested, a for a variety of different us. If you have any questions or Garden. meeting will be held on December 7, fellowship, service, and Sign up at the welcome desk! The Children’s Center is located in the old interest, please call Al Maxwell at worship events. sanctuary. This center will be used for a 919-562-5786 or Andy Hoh at 919- 6:30 PM at church. You may also Parent Chaperones are needed. Action: Create your crafts & collect number of things, including; 1st-4th grade 562-9562. contact Brenda Duensing at yard sale items, you keep your own Sunday school, Children’s Church, WNA, email@example.com. profit! children ministry events, and so much more. or 554-7433. SINGLES GROUP PARTY Look for more details in March and This new space is truly a gift from God. Come plan to join us for some spring time and check it out, and see what all God has The Singles Group will have a done! fun! Contact, Norm Bell, White Elephant Christmas Party at Coordinator for Men of Hope at 252- Brenda Duensing’s home on Dec. 12 303-0130 if you have questions. at 2 PM. Bring a gift that you think 2010 Christmas Pageant Wednesday, December 15, 7:00PM Quilts and Cards It is not too late to get a part in the Christmas Pageant. HAND QUILTING WORKSHOP call Betty or Hugh McAlear at 554- A day and time will be Contact Beth Ray by December 5th to sign your child up. will NOT meet during the month of 9081 or send a message to determined by the group. Children will be learning their class songs in their Sunday School classes. December. firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be in If you don’t know how to CDs of the music are on sale for $7.00. Please contact Beth Ray to place an order. attendance. We will NOT PLAY on play, the group will be The practice schedule is as follows. THE BRIDGE GROUP will meet Monday, December 27th. glad to instruct you. on Monday, December 13th at 9:30 Please consider joining December 1st 5:30pm-7:00 Main Speaking roles December 5th 2:00pm-4:00 ENTIRE CAST (EVERYONE) a.m. in the Confirmation Room on PINOCHLE GROUP: A revised this fun group. December 8th 5:30pm-7:00 All SPEAKING roles the lower level of the old building. version of the Pinochle group is December 12th 2:00pm-4:00 ENTIRE CAST (EVERYONE) Everyone is asked to bring some being formed. The group will be Come and join in the cookies or tea bread for a Christmas meeting at the church. If you are fun! Meet new Performance: exchange. We will also enjoy some interested in joining, please contact December 15th 7:00-8:00PM - Please have your children dressed and at the church by 6:30PM. friends! of the goodies while we play. Please Darlene McKenney at 252-478-6086. Page 10 Mission Moments—December 2010 Hope Lutheran Church Page 7 Christmas Love Dare... AMERICAN HERITAGE Hope Lutheran Preschool News GIRLS at Hope The Preschool children will scarves, and pairs of gloves/ the preschool parents and church Do you have fond memories of your Love is…in the form of a Christmas Soup Poem present their Christmas Program mittens. All donations will go to members who supported the days in scouting? Do you wish to “Celebrating the Birth of local agencies to be distributed to event, with $863.66 going towards little Baby. make a difference in the lives of When you start to spot Jesus” to their families those in need in our painting our building. young girls in the Wake Forest Christmas on Tuesday, December 14 community. The 29 days between Thanksgiving area? Then American Heritage On your left and your right at 2:30pm, Wednesday, Hope Lutheran Preschool is and Christmas can be a blur of Girls needs you!! It can kind of be tough December 15 at 9:30am, The Preschool will be partnering with seven students activities for well-intended families. To remember God’s Light Thursday, December 16 closed for the holidays from Wake Forest Rolesville High Between school programs, parties, American Heritage Girls (AHG) is family traditions, shopping, and at 9:30, and Friday, beginning Monday, School to be interns in our At that exact moment a Christ centered scouting Advent Worship services; we can December 17 at 9:30am. December 20 through classrooms as part of their Child You know it is time organization for girls age 5-18 and begin to lose focus. Advent and Preschool Christmas Friday, December 31. Development course. The To whip up Christmas soup is now at Hope Lutheran Christmas can come and go without During December the Programs All morning and students will be observing, That will make you feel fine. church. This exciting new r us stopping to talk about and children are bringing in afternoon classes resume interacting and implementing opportunity needs adults who appreciate all that this season is Christmas gifts for less on Monday, January 3rd. child development practices in Pour the packet in a mug. would like to lead a unit about. fortunate children as part of the different areas of the classroom. Add the snowballs too. mentoring young girls as they Hope Kids Care Outreach A Parents Night Out fundraiser It is a privilege to be mentors for And throw in the kisses become Christ centered scouts. So, our dare for you this month is to Program. During November the was held on November 5th and was these students as they focus on from Jesus to you. help your family focus on the baby children collected winter hats, a huge success! Thank you to all their future careers. in the manger. For more information please Next fill it with hot water contact Sheila Flanagan (562- the cane will stir it up nice. 3430) or Amy Minor (554-0059) Here are 4 fun ideas to help you in the journey: Notice the white is Jesus' purity The red is His sacrifice More News and Notes 1. Attend weekly Advent worship services – it can give you HELPING HANDS RECYCLE, RECYCLE, The first collection will take place Now you are ready to take a sip on January 29-30, 2011. Please MINISTRY RECYCLE!! opportunity to talk about more aspects of the Christmas Gospel. feel the warm Christmas love And remember Jesus was sent Come start saving now to help benefit others later! The Rays of Hope ChristCare Group and worship the 2. Use an Advent Wreath at home From his Father above. – there are lots of ideas online will start collecting aluminum cans, and in Christian bookstores for By Beth Ray bottles and foil to turn in for cash wreaths and the devotions that and then use that money to help can go along with them. You HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH support the Brown Bag Ministry. can find some options at MERRY CHRISTMAS The Helping Hands Ministry at The 4th weekend of each month has www.cph.org. Hope responds to people in times of been designated for you to bring need, providing meals after the your bagged/crushed aluminum 3. Give Christmas Soup poem (along with the fixings) to birth of a child, during times of items to church. CHRISTMAS DAY PRAYER: friends and teachers as a way to illness, death or other moments of help children share the message Dear Lord we thank you this crisis. The Helping Hands Ministry of Christmas. Christmas day for all the blessings of also hosts, upon request, receptions our lives. We thank you for everything following funeral or memorial 4. Read the Christmas Day prayer as that we have. We thank you especially services held at Hope. Meals are a family before you open gifts (if for today as we remember your Son prepared in your homes and then you can get everyone to hold still Jesus Christ who was born on Hope’s Men’s delivered to the home of the family, for a few minutes). Christmas Day. As we open these gifts Softball Team help us to not forget Him or your love or in some instances to the church. that sent Him to forgive us all of our took 2nd Place in We will continue to pray for you in sins. Help us to have fun and to If you volunteer to prepare meals, the tournament all seasons. We pray that our cherish the memories of today. Also you will be called as needed to this year, raising homes are places where the love of help us to remember in our hearts the over $6,000 for provide helping hand to others. Newborn King! Jesus is shared. reason we celebrate this season and Contact Valerie Miceli, Helping charity. Good may that memory never be forgotten. Beth and Krista <>< In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen. Hands Coordinator, or call the work men! church office if you would like to participate. Page 8 Mission Moments—December 2010 Hope Lutheran Church Page 9 Sharing Christmas with Children from Crossnore December 10-11 YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTIES— $25 covers food, December 12 overnight in the retreat center, and materials. p by This is a great way to 7th-12th Grade—6:30-8:30pm. Evening includes dinner, live Sign u serve others this music, games, and the ever popular ―wacky gift exchange‖. Gifts 12/5 season. should be gender neutral or labeled male/ female, and cost $5 or High School Event under. You may also bring a gift or gift cards for an angel tree family—contact Krista for specifics on items and sizes THERE WILL B Wake Forest Christmas Parade NO BIB E if you are interested. LE CLASS 5th-6th Grade— 4:00-6:30pm—see details in the December 11 ES O SUNDA N FLASH News on page 11. For more details, please see bulletin or DECEM Y BER 26 contact Holly Hoffman at 570-8321 or email@example.com Sign up through email !!! Sunday Morning Changes Return to Narnia in the Don’t be a scrooge and stay in bed on Youth Fellowship Voyage of the Dawn Sunday mornings ~ join your friends for interesting discussions as we open God’s Treader DEPOSITS Word and see what He has to say to us. The Youth Center will be open for Family Movie NEEDED “hang time” on Wednesdays in Sunday December 19 December on the 1st, 8th, and 15th for Summer Trips! Sundays in December will be a little different for the High from 6:00—7:00pm We’ll attend an early afternoon movie together at Middle School youth planning on attending the School class. We will be Wakefield Marquee Cinema (watch bulletin for specific dividing into 2 groups: times-they are not listed yet). Purchase your tickets Mission trip this summer need a $100 deposit by Advent Worship starts at 7pm—so November 30 to commit to attend. Please contact we will be upstairs at ahead of time. Families will have the option of Krista or Jan McCluskey for more details 562-8256 Grade 9-10 in room 101 and 11-12 with grabbing a bite to eat after the movie. that time. and firstname.lastname@example.org College Age in room 102. Pastor Bill Seaman will be leading the older class. Can’t make that time? Ask Krista for a movie guide to High School youth planning on Come and relax, attending the summer Servant Krista Young will lead the Freshman and help you catch the Christian themes. Sophomore class. Hope you can join us—we share conversation This is an awesome opportunity to share the Gospel Event at Camp Linn Haven have a soft comfy chair waiting for you— and connect! with friends who can enjoy the movie and learn about June 25-July 2, 2011 need maybe even donuts! God’s love at the same time. $100 and registration form by January 2. Contact Krista or Chris Hoh at email@example.com for Sign up through email or at the welcome desk. more information.
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